Monday, December 13, 2010
Anne Debra Jones
Today has been absolutely unbelievable. Sarah's water broke around 8pm last night (the 12th), but we weren't sure until around 10pm. We made arrangments for Olivia's care, got our bags and braved the terrible roads, arriving at the hospital around 1am. Sarah was incredible, progressing through labor without needing pitocin or an epidural. She transitions to active labor so quickly, that just as everyone was ready for her to start pushing the baby's head was out. The midwife and nurse (both of whom were absolutely incredible all night long) helped Sarah finish the job, and by 6:50 Anne was laying skin to skin on Sarah's chest. Believe it or not, she weighed 6lbs 14oz, Olivia's exact weight though around a week and a half later.
There's so much that could be said, but nothing quite captures it. We obviously feel full of emotion and gratitude. We have loved Anne for quite some time now, it's nice to put a face with that emotion. Olivia is handling the transition beautifully and seems to love being a big sister.